Scene on Campus, Parents and Family Weekend, the University Library, Men's Soccer is #1 and other news from W&L.
Family Connection: October 2021
This publication is designed to communicate the latest news for W&L parents and families. W&L Family Connection is distributed monthly and complements other university channels to help keep parents and families informed about life on campus. Please send your suggestions for future issues to
Students and their families enjoyed Parents and Family Weekend 2021!
Scene on Campus: 10.07.21
Every week during the academic year, university photographers Kevin Remington and Shelby Mack capture the scene on campus through their lenses. In this recent edition: Photos from Parents and Family Weekend, W&L sports teams in action, student events on campus on campus and much more!
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Save the Date: Parents and Family Weekend Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2022
W&L recently welcomed students' families back to campus for Parents and Family Weekend, which combines informational and recreational activities, gives parents the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty, review campus life and participate in social events. The university has identified the dates for next year's Parents and Family Weekend: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2022. Registration and other information about the weekend will be shared well in advance of the event.
‘Smiling Faces Everywhere': Parents and Family Weekend 2021
More than 2,000 parents, family members and friends enjoyed the weekend's many events on campus.
Beauty in the Beasts
A deer figure on display in a new Watson Galleries exhibit, "Auspicious Animals," is an example of the Chinese practice of blending European tastes with encoded symbolic meaning.
SOC 10.14.21
Autumn and all the hustle and bustle that comes with it has settled on campus! Check out what's happening in this edition of SOC.
W&L Students Recognized for Annual Translation Exam Results
This year, 14 W&L students won honors in the Classical Association of the Middle West and South Latin translation exam.
SOC 09.30.2021
View these recent images of Fall Term activity on campus.
Featured Events
Public Lecture Presented by Native American Cohort
The cohort presented a virtual public lecture by Elizabeth Rule, assistant professor at American University, titled "Native Americans and Blood Quantum."
W&L Hosts Staged Reading of Award-winning Play
A staged reading of Will Arbery’s “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” in the Johnson Theatre on the W&L campus on Oct. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.
W&L to Honor Ted DeLaney ’85 with Oct. 22 Reception
The public is invited to attend the event.
W&L Presents Fall Choral Concert Oct. 26
The performance marks the first public choral concert on campus since March 2020.
Andrew Chignell is the Next Speaker in the Mudd Lecture Series
Andrew Chignell, a professor at Princeton University, will give a lecture on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.
W&L Hosts Public Reading by Visiting Poet
Eric Tran, a Vietnamese poet and author, will give a public lecture on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in Northen Auditorium on the W&L campus.
Washington and Lee Athletics
W&L offers 24 varsity sports, 12 for men and 12 for women. All sports compete at the NCAA Division III level, and most participate in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Recently, the United Soccer Coaches and ranked W&L's undefeated men's soccer team #1 for the first time in program history. Read more about the team's historic ranking here and their latest victory here!
Alumni Engagement
In every episode of Washington and Lee's Office of Lifelong Learning podcast, "W&L After Class," we invite you to join conversations with our expert faculty, giving you a walk down the Colonnade even if you're hundreds of miles away. You'll hear from favorite faculty members about topics they know and love and meet new professors who can introduce you to new worlds.
The latest episode features biology professor Nadia Ayoub, who explains her research with black widow spiders.
Listen to it here.
Program Spotlight: The University Library
Washington and Lee University students enjoy fabulous resources to support their academic and social lives. At the heart of campus, both physically and virtually, is the University Library, which provides reference and instruction services, research and popular resources and welcoming spaces for the undergraduate campus community.
The University Library primarily serves students and faculty in the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics. It includes just under two dozen faculty librarians and staff, nearly two million print and electronic books and other resources, and two physical library facilities.
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